Nestlé Lanka’s commitment towards quality as a non-negotiable priority was recognized at the Sri Lanka National Quality Awards 2020, organized by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI). The ‘Good food, Good life’ company, which manufactures over 90% of its products sold in Sri Lanka at its state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala, was adjudged winner in the Manufacturing (Large) Category.
“It gives us immense pleasure to be awarded by the National Standards Body in Sri Lanka for our stringent quality standards. Quality and food safety form the foundation of all we do at Nestlé. Therefore, this recognition signifies and reaffirms our steadfast commitment towards this end, whilst offering our beloved consumers the assurance of quality. As a leading Food and Beverage company, we look forward to delighting our Sri Lankan consumers with tastier and healthier products of the highest quality, as done for over 115 years” said Mr. Jason Avanceña, Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka.
Driven by its purpose of ‘unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come’, Nestlé has nourished generations of Sri Lankan families with high quality food and beverages from early childhood to old age. The company manufactures over 90% of its products sold in Sri Lanka locally, employing strict quality controls in its manufacturing process. Stringent quality checks are conducted at each stage, along with comprehensive testing in accordance with local and international food safety laws and standards. Nestlé also extends their strict quality controls to stakeholders across its value chain, offering support and training on quality and food safety, and conducting regular audits to ensure their quality standards are adhered to.
The Sri Lanka National Quality Awards is held annually to recognize Sri Lankan organizations that excel in quality management and quality achievement. This prestigious awards programme is organized and implemented by the Marketing and Promotion division of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI). SLSI is the National Standards Body in Sri Lanka and a member of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
Featured Photo Caption : From left to right: Mr. Chalindra Pathirana, Senior Manager – Regulatory Affairs, Nestlé Lanka; Mrs. Buddhini Jayasinghe, Senior Manager – Product Quality Assurance, Nestlé Lanka; Mr. Charanjeev Singh, Head – Quality Assurance, Nestlé Lanka; Mr. Bandula Egodage, Vice President – Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Nestlé Lanka; Mrs. S. U. Narangoda, Acting Deputy Director General, SLSI; Mr. Asanga Ranasinghe, Chairman, SLSI; Mr. Pierre Emmanuel Morin, Factory Manager, Nestlé Lanka; Hon. Kanaka Herath, State Minister, Ministry of Technology; Mr. Jason Avanceña, Managing Director, Nestlé Lanka; Dr. (Mrs.) Siddhika G. Senaratne, Director General, SLSI; Mrs. M. B. D. Neelakanthi, Director – Quality Assurance, SLSI; Mr. Janith Subasinghe, Assistant Manager – Quality Assurance, Nestlé Lanka; Mr. Sasidaran Vijaykumar, Senior Executive – Quality Assurance, Nestlé Lanka